DURGAPUR GOVERNMENT COLLEGE

(GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL)

(NAAC Accredited College with A Grade)

  • Jawaharlal Nehru Avenue, Durgapur, Paschim Bardhaman, West Bengal, India - 713214

History

Department of History

History

The Department of History, which began its journey in 1970-71 academic year, is one of the fourteen under-graduate departments of the college to impart education among the students of Durgapur and adjoining areas. The department is one of the largest departments of the college in terms of number of applicants every year. The department takes two-pronged approaches to improve the academic environ: (a) The regular method of imparting knowledge within the curricular framework is substantiated by (b) occasional visits to the places of historical interest. The conventional way of ‘chalk and talk’ method is adopted in the lecture halls to introduce the subject to the students. However, in recent times efforts to introduce modern methods like use of laptop and LCD projector for audio-visual delivery have been adopted. Beyond the curriculum, the department takes lead in organizing educational tours for the faculty and the students. These tours strengthen the bonding between the students and faculty members beyond the usual confines of the college campus. The departmental students actively take part in the intra-college annual exhibition, where they showcase a historical era, event, place or personality, thereby improving their understanding of history. The departmental library is revamped to suit the purpose of the students.

The departmental teachers have taken the challenge of teaching very newer areas of studies hitherto not found in UG courses but introduced by the new CBCS syllabus, by engaging the students with PPT presentations of certain topics on a regular basis. Besides the chalk and talk method, students are encouraged to take part in study tours to nearby museums or places of historical importance to make studies more meaningful and improve the teacher-student relationship. Educational tour was done in the Indian Museum, Kolkata, in November, 2017. The last tour was conducted on 01.02.2020 to the Indian Museum, Kolkata.

Courses

The department offers following two undergraduate programmes in History under the affiliation of Kazi Nazrul University, Asansol

  • B.A. Honours in History
  • B.A. Program in History

The curriculum and syllabus of these programmes is under the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) implemented by the affiliating university.

The department offers generic elective course in History for the students of Arts Honours programmes.

Faculty
Teachers
Saswati Chakraborty
Associate Professor

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Teachers
Dr. Nandini Jana
Associate Professor

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Teachers
Dr. Saubhik Bandyopadhyay
Associate Professor & Head

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Teachers
Kamalica Mukherjee
Assistant Professor

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Intake
  • Total Intake for B.A. Honours in History: 50

     

    Total Intake for B.A. Program in History: 35
Infrastructure
  • History Seminar Library has a collection of 551 books in Bengali and English with over 300 titles. The seminar Library has been refurbished in 2016-17 to cater to the students and a comprehensive assessment of the stock of the library was done on 05.05.2017. The department is also equipped with computer facilities.

Teaching
  • The departmental teachers have taken the challenge of teaching very newer areas of studies hitherto not found in UG courses but introduced by the new CBCS syllabus, by engaging the students with PPT presentations of certain topics on a regular basis. Besides the chalk and talk method, students are encouraged to take part in study tours to nearby museums or places of historical importance to make studies more meaningful and improve the teacher-student relationship.

Assessment
  • Regular class tests are held to assess the performance of students. For skill enhancement course under CBCS curriculum, students visit to museum was organised and students were asked to submit project reports

Results
Event